Trump may not be at the White House anymore (thank goodness), but some things never change. The twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote has always had a penchant for telling Big Lies, like the one about how he the 2020 election was stolen from him, and lies that make utterly no sense at all.
"Looking forward to being at the World Series in Atlanta tonight. Thank you to the Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, and Randy Levine of the great New York Yankees, for the invite. Melania and I are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching two great teams!" pic.twitter.com/yxIRyNFJXr
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 30, 2021
The latest is a claim that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred and President of the New York Yankees Randy Levine invited him and former First Lady Melania Trump to the World Series game in Atlanta on Saturday night. He bragged about the invite in a statement on his new webpage since he’s no longer allowed on social media.
In that statement, Trump said:
‘Looking forward to being at the World Series in Atlanta tonight. Thank you to the Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, and Randy Levine of the great New York Yankees, for the invite. Melania and I are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching two great teams!’
"Donald Trump asked to attend Saturday’s World Series game and was not 'invited' by Yankees president Randy Levine or MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, as he claimed…
"It wasn’t the first time that Trump fabricated an invitation by Levine and the Yankees"https://t.co/QKflLzFjJ3
— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) October 30, 2021
When reporters checked the veracity of Trump’s statement, which is always a smart move because it’s so impossible to know if anything he says is true, they found that Trump had exaggerated events. Or rather, invented them altogether.
Braves CEO Terry McGuirk said in a statement to the press printed in SNY:
‘He called MLB and wanted to come to the game. We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes.’
Trump lied yet again when he said he won an award that doesn't even existhttps://t.co/lkcm5xULtV
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 17, 2019
It wouldn’t be the first time Trump has made up stories for no reason other than he thinks they make him look rich and powerful (his tax returns and polling numbers show that he’s neither). He has claimed to have won multiple awards that do not exist, hangs fake Time covers of himself in his golf resorts, and insisted that everything he did in the White House was done greater, bigger, and better than any other president in history. None of them were true.
But the World Series story was quite quickly debunked.
‘According to those officials, Trump last week reached out to Manfred through an intermediary to say he would like to attend a game. Manfred then called Levine, because of common ties to the intermediary. That was the extent of Levine’s involvement.
‘“[Levine] has nothing to do with who attends a World Series in Atlanta,” said one of the officials.’
While this one is obviously highly exaggerated, a phony Time cover is something TFG is very familiar with. His resort is filled with all kinds of things that make him look good, but aren’t true at allhttps://t.co/gmAlgH1Zz8
— 🅹🅸🅼🅼🆈 🅶 🌲 (@JimmyG_the_Tree) October 27, 2021